Feeding Island Dreams

Happy New Year. Back from the holidays, we hope to ramp up our posting again.

Here is a new review paper on the potential of “agritourism” in The Bahamas. The authors broadly define this as “Agritourism, also referred to as agro-tourism, farm tourism or farm-based tourism, has a host of definitions but can be understood as a form of tourism […]

By | 2019-01-04T10:11:05-04:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: agriculture, Andros Island, tourism|Comments Off on Feeding Island Dreams

Sharks Can Make You Rich

New socio-economic study on the value of sharks in The Bahamas (paper here). The paper Abstract summarizes the findings well:

Elasmobranch populations in The Bahamas offer a unique juxtaposition to the widespread decline of many species around the world, largely due to management and conservation initiatives implemented over the last 25 years. Several industries have been built around the diverse […]

By | 2018-11-14T20:19:52-04:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: economy, sharks, tourism|Comments Off on Sharks Can Make You Rich

The Economic Impact of Flats Fishing in The Bahamas

Super reader Rob Koury asked about the $141 million dollar figure frequently cited regarding the bonefish fishery in The Bahamas. Here is a link to the original report back in 2010.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:09-04:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: bonefish, Fish, tourism|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Flats Fishing in The Bahamas

Sargassum and nesting turtles

A quick update from new NCSU graduate student Andrew Maurer on the sargassum mats in the Eastern Caribbean.  Thanks Andrew.

“Huge influxes of sargassum seaweed on coasts and nearshore waters throughout the Caribbean are drawing more and more attention from all sectors, especially conservation organizations. There are benefits to beaches such as stabilization and vast nutrient provision. Oceanic sargassum is also […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:12-04:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, citizen science, Endangered species, herpetology, migration, tourism, Turtles|Comments Off on Sargassum and nesting turtles

‘Save The Bays urges government to deal swiftly with Clifton oil pollution’

Check out this article  summarizing the latest research regarding Clifton Bay’s impact on its nearby environment. Above are some photos from the garden during my visit in late April where I was impressed by the density and size of fish that use the garden and nearby patch reefs.

By | 2015-06-12T15:21:19-04:00 June 12th, 2015|Categories: Artificial Reefs, citizen science, Coral, Regulations, tourism|Comments Off on ‘Save The Bays urges government to deal swiftly with Clifton oil pollution’

Anchor Projects: New Name, Same T’ing

The latest from Conch Salad TV here.  I would say quite relevant for Abaco right now.  Here is Conch Salad’s summary of the video:

Anchor Projects are still being proposed and constructed in the Bahamas family islands. And the government is keeping all of these projects a secret from the Bahamian people. Watch this video to learn about […]

By | 2015-03-17T08:15:08-04:00 March 17th, 2015|Categories: development, EIAs, Enforcement, tourism|Comments Off on Anchor Projects: New Name, Same T’ing